Hemp Meeting and Research Updates – January 21, 2021

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Date: January 21, 2021

Time: 8 a.m.–noon

Agents in Wilkes, Yadkin, Stokes, Surry, Forsyth, Davie, Craven, and Carteret Counties are partnering to host a virtual hemp research update featuring specialists from NC State University and a grower panel.

The program will feature updates on Hemp strain trial results, insect and disease concerns and management, hemp program legal status, and marketing hemp in a volatile market. The information will be most pertinent to those growing hemp in North Carolina or considering incorporating hemp into their North Carolina farm operations.

This will be held virtually via Zoom, an online meeting platform. Participants must register in advance on the Eventbrite page. Those who register will receive information through email on how to join the meeting.

One pesticide credit will be offered (N,D,O,X), and is pending approval from the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.


8–8:55 a.m.
Hemp Agronomic Production & Research Update
David Suchoff, Ph.D.
NC State University Assistant Professor of Alternative Crops

8:55–9:35 a.m.
Update on Hemp Diseases and their Management in North Carolina
Lindsey Thiessen, Ph.D.
NC State University Assistant Professor & Extension Specialist,
Entomology and Plant Pathology

9:35–10:15 a.m.
Update on Insects and Mites of Hemp and Progress Toward their Management
Hannah Burrack, Ph.D.
NC State University Professor & Extension Specialist,
Entomology & Plant Pathology

10:15–10:55 a.m.
Post Harvest & Drying Research Update
Grant Ellington
NC State Extension Associate Professor, Agricultural Engineering

10:55–11:35 a.m.
Hemp Law and Regulatory Update
Marne Coit, J.D.
NC State Extension Hemp Law Program

11:35 a.m.–noon
Grower & Industry Panel Discussion, Q&A

Please contact our office at 335-401-8025 with questions.